Invest in a good chair
One of the biggest mistakes I see when people set up their home office is not investing in a proper office chair. You might think your gorgeous vintage chair is perfect for home Zoom meetings, but if you’re spending a full working week in it you’ll soon find it’s a killer on your back. Likewise, kitchen dining chairs might save you some money now, but you’ll pay for it later when you’re forking out for physio due to poor posture!
If you can put money into one item in your home office, do yourself a favour and invest in a good quality office chair. There are lots of options with various ergonomics to suit your personal preferences and at different price points. If you can, visit your local store so you can sit in some chairs prior to purchasing. A chair that is both height and angle adjustable is your best bet, and is even better if it has lumbar support adjustments.
At the end of the day, those few hours you spend setting up your home office now will be well worth it after a few months of working from home.
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